I'll be heading up to Tasmania from 26 May to 3 June with my SO later this year as part of my Australia trip. Just want to say thank you to all who have contributed as I've found all the information very helpful in planning my itinerary! Like to share with you guys my rough plan to see and get some advice :)
26 May: Arrive at Hobart International Airport, 8.10am. Head over to accomdation (probably Nomad backpackers). Settle down, have lunch, visit MONA
27 May: Pick up rental car --> visit Bonorong wildlife park --> Visit Richmond village --> head up to Mt Wellington for sunset.
28 May: Morning visit to Cascade Brewery plus lunch, followed by Louisa's Walk --> Start drive towards Cradle Mountain. (Should I complete this 5 hours drive at one go, or should I stop over at some place like Longford for the night? I've noticed concerns regarding driving at night, but still undecided?)
29 May: Spend the day at Cradle (specifics not decided yet) --> [Next destination, Bruny Island] Head towards another town, maybe Oatland to rest for the night.
30 - 31 May: Head to Kettering for ferry to Bruny Island, spend one night in Bruny Island. (thinking of going for a whale watching tour while in Tasmania)
1 June: Relaxing day at Salamanca market. (Any suggestions on what other nearby places I could visit after I'm through with Salamanca?)
2 June: Day trip self drive to Port Arthur!
3 June: morning 9.50 am flight to Melb! :)
Some other questions:
1) Aurora : I've read about the possibility of Aurora sighting while in Hobart. Any advice on this such as what time, where there's a nice place to go for such viewing?
2) Transport to & from airport: unlikely I'll rent the car for the full trip, in order to save some cost. How should I get to Hobart international airport then? and how early do i need to be at the airport ?
3) Are petrol stations readily available? Are there any particular legs of the trip that I should be take note of? And would is it very costly?
Sorry for the long post! And thank you for any advice :)